The Delaware Governor's School for Excellence is a one-week summer residential program that brings together academically and artistically talented Delaware high school students who have completed their sophomore year. Students live in residence halls on the Newark campus and attend either the academic program--consisting of discussions, lectures, debates, and films revolving around a specific theme--or the visual and performing arts program, which provides tutorial instruction with a noted artist and culminates in a performance or public display of the students' work. Students are nominated to participate in Governor's School through their schools, in a competitive application process.
Plans for Governor's School 2017—
This year's Governor's School for Excellence is being planned for the week of July 9-14, 2017.
Student audtions for Governor's School music programs (instrumental and choral) will be held Saturday, April 8 and Saturday, April 15 at the Amy E. DuPont Music Building, University of Delaware, Newark. Applicants will receive details by mail.
Delaware Governor's School for Excellence is sponsored by the Office of the Governor of the State of Delaware in cooperation with the Delaware Department of Education and the University of Delaware's Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.